gamers (92%) found this review helpful
Huge NG fan here going all the way back to NES days, played and beat each of the new ones on 360, etc...including the original version of NG3. That being said, we all know that the original version of NG3 was not good. I personally enjoyed the online battles and co-op challenges but the campaign was linear and weak, no weapons, no essence, no ninpo variety, no dismemberment of enemies, etc, etc....many many issues as we know. Plus everyone got bent over if you even wanted new weapons as you had to BUY them as DLC!! So maddening!
Well, so far I have been satisfied with the NG3: RE version. Pretty much everything I mentioned above has been fixed or added to this version. There are more weapons (that are in the game without DLC), dismemberments are back, combos are back, ninpo variety is back as well as upgrading weapons, skills and ninpo. The only things still missing are A) the blue, yellow and red essences and B) the herbal inventory for healing and things like Life of the Gods. Lack of each of these was -1 on my rating so I rated it an 8 out of 10.
If you downloaded and played the demo, anything you unlocked is open in the full version for you. If you played through and stuck with and bought DLC from the original version, that converts and is honored in this version as well so there are perks to completing the original if you did and now moving to the RE version.
So to me, all that being said this version is totally worth it for the price if you are a die hard NG fan as well. I was going to get this version on the WiiU but then I heard that the 360 version will honor the previous DLC so I waited for the 360 version. Also if you have not heard yet, you can play as more characters than Ryu and they have varying story arcs.
Basically, just pretend the first one never happened and check this one out. Still not as good as NG: Black or NG2 but wayyyyyyyyyyyy better than the original NG3! See you online in battle mode! \m/
posted by RockerVirus (KAWKAWLIN, MI) Apr 22, 2013
Member since Feb 2012
gamers (33%) found this review helpful
I have completely decimated everyone of these up until 3. I was so utterly depressed with it that I couldn't finish that. The graphics were amazing, overdone in fact as it forced the gameplay to shadow in quality. The bosses too dull and predictable, far from what you should expect of Ninja gaiden. It was far to linear in it's story mode. There was not a single good note aside from the graphics. Admirably, they did add in a hud and a bit more of a development to this expansion, it still is overall quite poor.
I'm a Die hard fan who bought both of these the second the doors opened. And was disgusted at the results.
In addition to the online capabilities, I have not yet enjoyed them as there is not a single person who bought the game, who either kept it or is not a whining brat who thinks they are two good for anyone. Including those who have already reviewed this as a good game. The community is poor, the fact you have to pay for the co-op features is bs, the story is bland, this is by far the worst work Team Ninja has put out, ever.
If I could hate rated this any lower, I would have.